Another Tricky Dealer Tries To Sell A Defective Vehicle Without A Warranty

Our client was in the market for a safe commuter car, covered by a dealer warranty. She went to East County Preowned Superstore, in El Cajon, in San Diego County, where she saw a 2010 Volkswagen Passat without any price, Buyers Guide, or other labels or stickers posted on it. But the dealer’s salesperson assured her it was for sale. Our client alleges that when she took the Volkswagen for a test drive, she repeatedly asked the salesperson about the vehicle’s warranty. She was repeatedly told the vehicle came with a dealer warranty, which would be discussed further if she decided to purchase the vehicle.

Once in the finance office, our client alleges she signed all purchase documents necessary to buy the car, and lastly was presented with a document indicating the vehicle was being sold “as-is,” which means the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the vehicle is with the buyer, and if the vehicle is defective following purchase, the buyer – not the dealer or manufacturer – assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing or repairs. The dealer allegedly told our client she would not get her downpayment back if she canceled the deal, so she accepted the vehicle and drove off the lot.

Shortly after that, the vehicle broke down, and she had to pay for repairs out of her own pocket. Feeling totally cheated, she reached out to the Auto Fraud Legal Center. The attorneys at Rosner, Barry & Babbitt specialize in dealer fraud and deceptive business practices and have filed a lawsuit in the San Diego Superior Court in order to recover all of our client’s money.

If a dealer lied to you in order to sell you a car, please contact Rosner, Barry & Babbitt’s Auto Fraud Legal Center for a FREE evaluation of your case.